Wednesday, 3 December, 2014

Here’s why you shouldn’t scarf and drive

We’re all guilty and we’ve all done it more than once. Eating in our cars. Yep. Who knew it could be dangerous to grab that innocent looking jelly donut on the way to work? Well it is! According to several surveys conducted by insurance agencies, eating while driving is one of the most distracting things you can do.

Eating in your car can cause you to take your eyes off the road for that one, but all- important split second. It’s not just getting your food ready to eat by unwrapping or salting or whatever preparations you make, it’s also really not even the eating part that seems to be the most distracting. It’s the spilling of your food part that causes the most problems.

You know that tricky process of getting the food or drink to your mouth without slopping it down your shirt or splashing that hot drink on your lap? It’s all a distraction. And when you’re distracted, we all know, anything can and does happen.

No one wants to make a mess in their car. So trying to clean up spills or jerking to avoid them all while driving a 2,000 pound piece of machinery isn’t the best idea. Planning ahead and having time to pull over and eat not only helps avoid distraction problems, but it can also refresh you and wake you up if you’re in for the long haul. Waiting until you arrive at your destination before attempting to guzzle that piping hot coffee will give it just enough time to cool down enough to drink without scalding your tongue and throat. See? It’s safety all the way around!

Just in case it can’t be avoided at all, here’s a list of some of the top danger foods to scarf while driving. If there’s no other choice, avoiding these foods may help keep you safer on the road and also might help keeping your waist slimmer as well! Hang in there! We want you safe!